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STEM Synergy is a STEM-centric community of practice committed to fostering the delivery of data-informed services, including high-quality professional development, resources, and support for STEM-focused districts, programs, and organizations in an endeavor to produce a combined impact greater than the sum of separate STEM efforts.

STEM Synergy is a result of numerous partnerships over the years and is the latest iteration of the Indiana STEM Ecosystem. During 2020, legislature supported the newly-developed Indiana 6-year STEM Strategic Plan and through a new partnership with CIESC and Keep Indiana Learning STEM Synergy was born!

Professional Development Opportunities

Just in Time STEM School Certification Support - Open Help Sessions

September 26th & October 17th, 3:30-4:30pm EST.

Is your school applying for IDOE STEM School Certification in October 2022? Need an ear to listen, a thought partner, another set of eyes for your application, or a shoulder to cry on (just kidding)? We are here for you! STEM Synergy is holding 2 open, just-in-time, support sessions for any school or school STEM leadership team member who is applying during the 2022 application window.

Free Events & OnDemand Library

Visit the free Keep Indiana Learning Engagement Center for upcoming STEM Synergy virtual events and OnDemand videos from practitioners and educational thought leaders!

Home Grown Blog & Original Podcasts

Explore our Home Grown blog and original podcasts to experience the stories of educators, counselors, and leaders as they work to transform education.

Interested in Contributing to Keep Indiana Learning?

We are always looking for educational voices to share expertise, tips, and resources.

Engage with the STEM Synergy Network

The best way to stay up-to-date with the STEM Synergy Expert Network is through our Professional Learning events and through our monthly newsletter.

The STEM Synergy Expert Network

STEM Synergy values the expertise and ongoing support from our 400+ STEM expert network members from across the state. These experts consist of STEM conscious individuals and STEM focused organizations, community & business or industry partners, K-12 educators and post-secondary institutions all working to collaborate, grow and support STEM initiatives across Indiana. This diverse group believes in the value of collective impact and the importance of sharing resources, knowledge, and expertise in order to bring the best STEM experiences to Hoosier students.

This team convenes bimonthly to collaborate on STEM related efforts, share information regarding STEM related events & funding opportunities, and discuss ways to support STEM efforts across the state.  This collaborative network also provides insight into the development of field driven, relevant professional learning opportunities, resources and tools designed to assist teachers and leaders in re-envisioning their STEM approach, practices, and journey.

Membership is free and open to anyone interested in collaborating around STEM topics in Indiana. The STEM Synergy Expert Network is a valuable resource in connecting to potential partners, providers, supporters and other STEM focused Hoosiers all working toward the same goal of high quality, equitable STEM for all!

Join Now!

For more information reach out to Amanda McCammon, STEM Synergy Coordinator, at amccammon@ciesc.org.

Indiana STEM Needs Assessment

This self assessment tool was created through a cross-walking and merging of vetted Indiana specific STEM tools and standards from the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Afterschool Network, which signify the standard of both formal and informal learning. This tool is recommended for use by schools considering applying for IDOE STEM School Certification as a first step in assessing gaps.

Note: Results from this form will be shared with STEM Synergy.

This tool was originally developed by the Indiana STEM Ecosystem with input from partners and practitioners in the field through generous funding from Battelle.

Network Resources

Our Expert Network has curated these resources to support STEM Professionals across the state. Check back often!